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http://www.bangkokpost.com/lifestyle/film/1223295/juthamas-gets-50-years-in-film-festival-bribery-case Former Tourism Authority of Thailand governor Juthamas Siriwan was sentenced to 50 years in prison and her daughter to 44 years on Wednesday in the long-running film festival bribery case. The Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases also ordered confiscation of the 62 million baht in bribes they received. The Office of the Auditor-General (OAG) indicted Ms Juthamas, 70, and her daughter Jittisopha Siriwan, 43, in the court on Aug 25, 2015. http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/breakingnews/30310702 Juthamas, daughter put behind bars Former Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) governor Juthamas Siriwan and her daughter were put behind bars on Wednesday following a delay in the courtâ€™s ruling on their bail applications. The Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases on Wednesday sentenced Juthamas to 50 years in prison for demanding and receiving a bribe of more than US$1.8 million (Bt60 million) to enable an American business couple to get the rights to run the Bangkok International Film Festival. Her daughter Jittisopha was also sentenced to 44 years in jail on the same charge. The pair sought release on bail, offering a guarantee of Bt1 million each. The primary court, however, passed on the bail request to the Appeal Court. The lower court said it feared the defendants might flee the country due to the tough penalty. As of 6pm, the Appeal Court had not ruled on the bail pleas hence the ex-TAT head and her daughter were taken to the Central Womenâ€™s Correctional Institution.
I don't post much anymore, but I recall thousands of posts about corruption in Thailand here - often just annoying but sometimes far worse. I stumbled a across a site and app you can now download to instantly report corruption. Its here :http://th.bribespot.com. First thing I noticed is that the corruption reported on that site is the same old nonsense that we have been complaining about for years. Good news its that its not on adult site and its available in the Thai language. In others, a venue to vent to a much larger audience. And so interesting to see how the petty scam we were complaining about 10 years ago are now appearing and what appears to be a professional anti-corruption website.